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  • Litfin at Large: State-Bred Cards Take Center Stage

    It's the calm before the impending Breeders' Cup storm, and besides the Grand National Steeplechase (NSA1) at Far Hills, the only graded stakes to be contested in North America on Saturday is the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.

  • Mizzen Mast

    Mizzen Mast: Mastering the End of the Line

    Mizzen Mast was both a carbon copy of his sire Cozzene (on turf) and an accomplished versatile runner, as seen with his graded stakes wins, on the dirt. He was virtually a throwback in pedigree to what had worked in the last half of the 20th century.

  • Admirals War Chest wins the Maryland Million Classic for the second year in a row

    Admirals War Chest Seeks Third 'Million' Classic

    Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admirals War Chest will look to become the first horse to win three consecutive editions of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 21 at Laurel Park, but he'll have to find a stark reversal of form to do so.

  • Glen Ellen Vocational Academy Survives Nuns Fire

    The Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, along with its 34 retired horses, came through the stubborn Sonoma County fire that threatened them for more than a week mostly unscathed, the relieved owner of the facility reported Oct. 19.

  • Lot 512 topped the Oct. 19 session of the Arqana October yearling sale

    Dabirsim Progeny Dominate Arqana Third Session

    After two days of selling dominated by a broad range of stallions, the Arqana ring fell hard for the progeny of Dabirsim during the Oct. 19 session of the October yearling sale.

  • Effinex Dies Suddenly From Ruptured Pulmonary Artery

    Grade 1 winner Effinex, who entered stud this year, died suddenly Oct. 18 just before 9 p.m. due to a ruptured pulmonary artery, according to owner Dr. Russell Cohen. "He filled a huge void in my life. He was such a cool horse," Cohen said.

  • Danzing Candy will stand at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel in 2018

    Danzing Candy to Stand at Rancho San Miguel

    Multiple grade 2 winner Danzing Candy will stand at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season, it was announced Oct. 19. The son of Twirling Candy will be offered at an introductory fee of $5,000 live foal stands and nurses.

  • Free Online Course Offered on Colic Prevention

    Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new 'Gut Health & Colic Prevention' online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • Registration Open for Thoroughbred Owner Conference

    OwnerView is still accepting registrations for its fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled for Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, in Del Mar, California.

  • Sightseek closed out her career in impressive fashion

    Look Back: Sightseek Gives Fans Final Winning Memory

    This week is a recap of the Oct. 9, 2004 Beldame Stakes (G1), the final race for Sightseek. The story, headlined "Last Sighting" was written by Steve Haskin and appeared in the Oct. 16, 2004 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Pointing to Pegasus After Breeders' Cup

    Owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 18 that Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contender Gun Runner will point to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park after his trip to Del Mar.

  • Lot 342, a colt by Siyouni, topped the Oct. 18 session of the Arqana October yearling sale

    Siyouni Colt Tops Second Session of Arqana Sale

    After a dynamic opening day that contained the cream of the catalog, the Oct. 17 second session of the Arqana October yearling sale was a more low-key affair, but there was still good money changing hands for those lots the market settled on.

  • Kentucky to Examine Drug Levels in Racing Environment

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.

  • Shotgun Kowboy wins the 2015 Oklahoma Classics Cup

    Past Two Oklahoma Classics Cup Winners to Meet

    Phantom Trip, winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes last year, and Shotgun Kowboy, the 2015 winner, are scheduled to meet in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for Oklahoma-breds 3-and-older Oct. 20 at Remington Park.

  • After the fund raiser, Godolphin staff gathered for a photo in a tribute to Sheikh Mohammed.

    Godolphin Staff Participate in 1,000-Mile Challenge

    For a second successive year, Godolphin staff took part in the Godolphin 1,000-Mile Challenge fund-raiser by running, jogging and walking at a fun family day at Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket (UK), on Sunday, Oct. 15.

  • Hogan, Heffernan Earn Top Curragh Honors

    Denis Hogan and Seamus Heffernan were the big winners of the evening as they were awarded the leading 'Training and Riding Performances of the Year' award.  

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    NTRA Radio Campaign Inducted into Clio HOF

    A radio campaign created by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has been inducted into the Clio Awards Hall of Fame, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the advertising business.

  • America vs. World in Far Hills' Grand National

    An invasion of overseas runners will challenge many of America's best steeplechase horses in the Oct. 21 $400,000 Grand National (NSA-G1), America's richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the Far Hills Races in central New Jersey.

  • Hip 94, a Smiling Tiger filly, sold for $220,000 at the Barretts October sale

    Smiling Tiger Filly Tops Barretts Sale for Hull

    Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the action with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California himself.

  • Fault wins the Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse

    Fault, Sweeping Paddy Head Pin Oak Valley View

    Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile turf event.

  • Churchill Downs' 2018 spring meet is scheduled to begin April 28

    Kentucky Approves Race Dates for 2018

    Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.

  • La Coronel with Jose Lezcano wins the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (G1). Oct. 14, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The Week in Photos 10/17/2017

    Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Fillies Mile, Pattison Canadian International, Shuka Sho and more.

  • Twirl Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

    Twirl, a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale.

  • Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III

    Janney Stands by Criticism of Pennsylvania

    A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17.